Norway Bans Fluoro Wax In Youth Sport. Well, Kind Of

Norway Bans Fluoro Wax In Youth Sport. Well, Kind Of

Gear News, Newsfeed
"This is a choice for everyone who loves the Norwegian cross country skiing. We hope cross-country Norway will respect the fluoride ban, as the ban is based on trust " Those were the words of Torbjørn Skogstad, chairman of the cross-country committee of the Norwegisan Ski Federation. The decision was announced this week. The gist of it: total fluoride ban for competitors up to and including 16 years of age. The battle against the fluoro was protracted - we talked about it on our pages a year ago. Repeat: no mechanism of verification is introduced - it's an honor-based ban. Random checks are possible, but, even if violations are established, no punishment shall be meted out. It is not entirely clear how the checks will be performed, whether random or…
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Norwegians To Build Their First Ski-Tunnel: World’s Longest, Most Expensive

Norwegians To Build Their First Ski-Tunnel: World’s Longest, Most Expensive

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Ski-tunnels are rapidly becoming an integral part of the sports infrastructure. There are several ski tunnels each in Sweden and Findland, while Germany and Russia have recently built their first. Even in Dubai one can exercise on narrow skis these days - Johannes Klaebo and Niklas Dyrhaug had already tested a ski-complex this spring. What a surprise – there aren’t ski-tunnels in Norway, world leader in cross-country skiing. Norwegian skiers, including National Team members, are forced to do their training sessions on snow in Swedish Torsby. However, Swedes didn’t stop on one ski-tunnel: last week another one, called MidSweden 365, was opened near Oestersund (and not so far from Norwegian Trondheim). Once the last touches applied, it will have the length of ski tracks of some 1400 meters, making it…
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